Who would have thought that the socks below would have caused such a stir! They are just socks right? Well, there is more to the story
Shona Campbell asked her three-year-old, Harry which socks he wanted to wear to nursery school one day. Harry picked his favourite pair of socks, which happen to have a pattern with hearts. When Shona went to pick her son up that day, she was surprised that one of the other mums joined in when her child mocked Harry for his choice of ‘girly’ attire.
She didn’t call the mother out right then and there, she did take the opportunity to defend her son in the best way possible, she took to Facebook and wrote a heartfelt post supporting her son’s right to wear whatever he wanted.
“To the mother at nursery picking up your child. You may have thought I didn’t hear you but let me assure you I did!! When your child pointed out my SON had love hearts on his socks, and mocked them for being GIRLS socks you absolutely tore apart my faith in this world, because you agreed and laughed along with your child.
My son is 3 years old, he loves love hearts, he loves the colour pink, he loves to play with dolls and prams. But what he loves more than anything, is having the independence to make his own choices. He chose these socks in the shop, and he chose to wear them today.
Why should we teach our children that certain things are for girls/boys?? If my son wants to wear a dress, he can!! If he wants to wear a big fluffy hat, he can!! And if he wants to wear socks with love hearts, HE CAN!! I am bringing up my son to be whoever he wants to be and I do not appreciate people like you poking fun at him, telling him he’s wrong for what he wears or dictating what he should or shouldn’t do/wear.
This is the perfect age to allow our children to make their own decisions and let them figure out who THEY want to be, not who society says they should be! This is MY SON. And I love him. Love heart socks and all!! Feel free to share. I’d really like to make sure she, and anyone else that thinks it’s ok to specify gender in clothes/toys etc, see’s this and hopes narrow mindedness is replaced with open mindedness.”